Rockford Scanner®: Local Warming Centers In And Around Winnebago County


Community Action Announces Warming Centers

ROCKFORD, IL – The City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community
Action Agency, announces the availability of warming centers in Winnebago and
Boone counties during the 2019-2020 winter season.
These facilities provide safe and warm locations during extreme cold temperatures for
area residents with inadequate heat or those who turn their thermostat down to save
energy costs (do not lower your thermostat below 60 degrees).
In addition, residents are encouraged to ensure their senior and other vulnerable
relatives, friends and neighbors are safe during times of extreme cold. Churches and
other organized groups are also encouraged to check-in on the well-being of their

In the event of a severe weather crisis, more sites may be opened as needed. You can
call the 2-1-1 resource line or text the keyword COLD to 51555 to obtain a
comprehensive and updated list.

Call the Community Action Agency at 844-710-6919 to see if you are eligible for
 If you are without heat because your utilities are shut off
 If you are a homeowner with a non-working furnace
 If you are homeowner interested in weatherization improvements to make
your home more energy and cost efficient
 If you are living on the streets and need shelter.

Warming Centers
Winnebago and Boone Counties
November 2019 through April 2020

Winnebago County Sites
City of Rockford, Community Action Agency
612 N. Church Street, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:15am – 3:00pm

Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Street, Rockford

Women’s Crisis Center/Women and Children Only
8:00am – 5:00pm/7days a week

Men’s Crisis Center
7:00am – 7:00pm/7 days a week

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main Street, Pecatonica
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

Boone County Sites
Salvation Army
422 S. Main Street, Belvidere
Mon-Fri 9:00 – 11:45am 1:00-4:00pm

Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main Street, Belvidere
24 hrs/7 days a week

Area State Authorized Sites
Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Family Community Resource Center
171 Executive Parkway, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm (except State and Federal holidays)

Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90
24 hrs/7 days a week




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